The Czech native Petr Mrazek midway left the game in the first period during the Toronto Maple Leafs versus Boston Bruins game at the TD Garden. He earlier allowed one goal on four shots before leaving owing to a groin injury 7:44 into the match.
This allowed the goaltender Erik Kallgren to enter in relief and complete a 6-4 win for his side on Tuesday. Mrazek, 30, was starting for the third time in four games after missing out on games since March 13. He was 12-6-0 with a 3.31 goals-against average and an .890 save percentage.
Reacting to this, Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said that Mrazek’s injury has made things as earlier, Jack Campbell was ruled out due to a rib injury.
“It’s tough,” he said as quoted by NHL.com. “Obviously we already have Jack [Campbell] out. To see that is tough. He was getting some traction here and had been playing well, so it’s tough. But he’s been through these kinds of things before. We don’t know the severity of it. We’ll have a greater sense of what the situation is in the coming days, but it looks like he’s going to miss some time.”
“Things have been piling up” – Keefe dissatisfied with William Nylander
During the last game, Sheldon Keefe had expressed his sheer dissatisfaction with William Nylander’s performance against the Canadiens.
“It’s tough,” Keefe said of Nylander’s missed assignment. “I mean, defensively, I don’t know if we can play much better than that. Just how we controlled play, how we controlled the neutral zone — not a lot happening. That’s a tough one to give up.
“But, to me, that was the third or fourth play like that for Will. And that’s why it was time [to split Nylander and Tavares]. Things have been piling up for that line for a while. So, it was overdue.”